Which bag you take with you on your next trip is just as important as the stuff you plan to haul with it. If your pack or suitcase are poorly constructed, your belongings could get lost or destroyed in transit. And if the bag isn't designed well, chances are it'll end up being uncomfortable to carry or worse, injure you badly enough that the notion of enjoying your vacation will be a thing of the past.
While on the road in Montana, I tested out a number of tough, lightweight carry options from some of my favorite companies: Arc'teryx, Tom Bihn and Triple Aught Design. If you're in the market for some new luggage, be sure to check it out.